Taking bitter pills and getting more veggies in one go!

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Meesh
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a hard time getting my Prednisone down, especially when I was up to 40 mg or more. The pills are just are so bitter! I started taking it with V8 veggie juice (low sodium). The V8 has a strong enough flavor to cover the bitterness AND as a bonus it's a serving of veggies. I haven't been eating as much veggies as I should because I am scared of most of them now.

Also, I had been bad about taking my supplements consistently, but very good about medicine compliance, even when I was on Colazal and had to take it three times a day (yeah once a day Lialda!!). Since I didn't want to take the supps in the morning (with 11 or so pills I already have to take I just couldn't take the supps then as well). But I did note that putting my meds in a one week pill strip had helped with compliance. So I put a week's worth of supps in another strip and I make sure I take them with my dinner.

Hope these tips that have worked for me work for other.

Meesh
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, starting yet another taper attempt, 1/30, 30 mg. Daily supplements: multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules
12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections; 9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran (2/07)


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 2/6/2008 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Meesh said...
So I put a week's worth of supps in another strip and I make sure I take them with my dinner.
And here I was thinking suppositories....lol!!! nono   
 
The med containers/organisers work great!
 
Be well,
quincy 
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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